Skip navigation
Skip navigation

Are the shoot bud galls of Fergusonina Malloch, 1924 (Diptera: Fergusoninidae) founded by multiple mothers?

Purcell, Michaela F.; Rowell, David M; Yeates, David K.


In a mutual association, FergusoninaMalloch, 1924 flies and FergusobiaCurrie, 1937 nematodes form galls in the bud tissue of trees of the family Myrtaceae. Their unique association is the only known mutualism between insects and nematodes. Because each Fergusonina species supports one particular Fergusobia species, and is generally specific to their host tree species, this tritrophic system provides an excellent model for studies of co-evolution. The galls formed in this system vary from small,...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
Source: Austral Entomology
DOI: 10.1111/aen.12126


File Description SizeFormat Image
01_Purcell_Are_the_shoot_bud_galls_of_2014.pdf115.59 kBAdobe PDF    Request a copy
02_Purcell_Are_the_shoot_bud_galls_of_2014.pdf116.1 kBAdobe PDF    Request a copy

Items in Open Research are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.

Updated:  19 May 2020/ Responsible Officer:  University Librarian/ Page Contact:  Library Systems & Web Coordinator